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The Chrysler Building

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Program Description

Join us for an enthralling exploration of the iconic Chrysler Building, an architectural masterpiece that captured the essence of 20th-century New York City. Delve into the captivating story of how Walter Chrysler, driven by unwavering ambition, spared no expense in his quest to construct not only the tallest but also the most opulent skyscraper of its time. Uncover the incredible engineering feats and artistic ingenuity behind the Chrysler Building's construction as we delve into its history. From its groundbreaking design to its construction challenges, we'll reveal the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into every aspect of this magnificent structure. Although the Chrysler Building's reign as the tallest building was short-lived, soon to be surpassed by the Empire State Building, its legacy continues to captivate and inspire. Discover how this architectural gem has stood the test of time, remaining an enduring symbol of innovation and grandeur. SCHEDULE: Thursday, April 25, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM This presentation will take place online. You will receive a link to the class by email 24 hours before the presentation begins. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Sharon Harris had a career in education as a teacher, consultant and administrator while simultaneously pursuing a successful career as a fine-arts photographer. After taking an early retirement from education, she has been actively involved in the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto, where she has facilitated numerous courses and has participated in the administration of the organisation for many years. Sharon’s personal interests mainly involve various fields of the arts however she is curious about almost all subjects.


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